The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Coming to a close with Aquila

by Varsha Rammohan, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  This week marks my last week of high...

Stephen Hughes (12), Nick Nguyen (15), Sheridan Tobin (15) and Raghav Jain (16) talk about their college lifestyles during a LIFE meeting for the seniors last Wednesday. The discussion was moderated by seniors Radhika Jain and Adhya Hoskote.

Students attend LIFE assemblies, meet with Eagle Buddies

by Saahil Thoppay, Reporter November 19, 2019

 Freshmen, sophomore and seniors attended LIFE assemblies on Wednesday while the juniors went to the Bucknall campus for Eagle Buddies.  The freshman assembly in Nichols Auditorium was a presentation...

Testing locations for both juniors and sophomores are posted on the TV monitors in Main. Both grades were required to be at school at 7:30 a.m.

Freshmen complete service as sophomores and juniors take PSATs

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist October 17, 2019

Sophomores and juniors took the PSATs at school on Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m., while the freshmen travelled to Coyote Creek to sustain its natural environment and preserve it for years to come.  The...

This College Starter Pack lists items seniors might want for college. In this article, alumni offer advice to the seniors about what they wish they knew before coming to college.

College here I come!

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Saloni Shah, and Alysa Suleiman May 23, 2019

In just a few months, a quarter of the Harker Upper School population will be heading off to college, into the great beyond. To prepare our beloved seniors for the next stage of their journeys, seasoned...

Kai Burich (9) opens the freshman class Roar, marching into the gym while playing a large wind instrument. The freshman class placed fourth in the Roar event, behind the juniors, who placed third, the sophomores, who placed second, and the seniors, who placed first.

Students make some noise during 1st annual ROAR

by Emily Tan, Reporter April 11, 2019

The entire school, dressed in different themes by advisory, gathered in the Athletic Center at 9:35 this morning to watch the roar competition, as well as the volleyball championship game between the juniors...

I always try to spend a little bit of my day just interacting with someone who I’ve never met before whether that be online or in real life. Its really interesting to see other people’s perspectives on topics and maybe controversial issues. You get to see so many different viewpoints on so many different topics, and that really allows you to emphasize with other people better as a result. You don’t get to tunnel vision and focus on just what you see, but you get to dive into what other people think, Andrew Chang (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Making Happiness at the Satis-factory

by Laura Wu, TALON Co-People and Seniors Editor October 24, 2018

Around campus, you can always see Andrew Chang (12) smiling and joking around with his friends. Sometimes, his jokes are more light-hearted, but ultimately, he cracks different jokes depending on the situation....

Heart of Harker: The meaning of adulthood

by Lilly Anderson, Guest Writer October 17, 2018

Birthdays often don’t mean much to me. Usually, when asked how differently you feel on the big day the answer more often than not is, “I feel the same.” I turned 18 only a few weeks ago but this...

Since I was little, I would follow in my sister’s footsteps — it was just something that I was used to, Stephanie Xiao (12) said. It was more obvious at the beginning of high school, but now my parents can see that were two different people and were taking two different paths. I feel like recently, even though I followed the original steps that she took, Ive been able to find my own voice, take the leaderships skills I learned from cheer and apply it to honor council to become a more extroverted person.

Humans of Harker: The frontier of kindness

by Emily Chen, TALON Co-Academics Editor October 9, 2018

Whether it’s her bright and bubbly personality shining through at Interact Club meetings, her enthusiastic smile radiating across the field when cheering or her selflessness in caring for others, Stephanie...

“I think you have to measure your impact and what you’ve done for other people–to know that you’re doing good with what you’re doing. You have to create a world for yourself, with your actions, that you would want to live in,” Ryan Guan (12) said. “For myself, I want to have something that I strive for– and that’s making a difference.”

Humans of Harker: Power in thought

by Prameela Kottapalli, Editor-in-chief October 1, 2018

Unlike Ryan, the question is unremarkable. But it’s narrow in an attempt to capture his detail-oriented persona: “Why do you wear a watch?” While considering the question, he lounges on a modernist...

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